Rain...more rain and STS112

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Mon Jul 26 2004 - 02:51:33 EDT

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    Hi all ,
    
    I know its kinda traditional for Englishmen to moan about the weather ,  but
    this "summer" takes the biscuit.
    North west UK seems to have become the monsoon coast for some reason , so I
    thought I would cheer myself up by re-processing some old images. Amongst
    them , Atlantis when docked with ISS from Oct 2002.
    
    This of course was before the truss and truss radiators were added to the
    complex and it is interesting to compare ISS then and now.
    
    The blink comparison
    http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/sts112docked.gif
    shows the station quite clearly . Atlantis is  the bright area to the right
    , the central reflective area is the Quest airlock.
    The main array can also be seen.....these days the array is very often
    hidden from view by the much brighter truss.
    Range to target was about 450 km.
    To stop the animation simply press the "X" button on your browser , its then
    possible to examine a single frame.
    
    The animation ,  raw frames at ten times magnification converted to grey
    scale , together with a simulation of the stack (  Phil Masding's sw) can be
    seen at
    http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/one.htm
    
    Regards,
    
    John.
    http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/
    
    
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